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FBDC Tweeterboard: Local Broadcast News

Earlier this month we took a look at the social standing of the DC publications and Washington-based national anchors. Now it’s time to turn again to local broadcasters. FishbowlDC tallied the Twitter followers of the Washington market’s top on-air talent. We also noted the percent growth from last month (Month Over Month). Here’s what we found:

Top Local Broadcast Personalities

Name Outlet Followers MOM
1.) Angie Goff NBC 4 26,154 2.27
2.) Britt McHenry* ABC 7 22,240 21.32
3.) Nikki Burdine CBS 9 21,248 0.2
4.) Doug Kammerer NBC 4 17,969 1.4
5.) Shomari Stone NBC 4 14,944 36.86
6.) Bruce Johnson CBS 9 13,733 1.4
7.) Julie Wright Fox 5 11,324 5.03
8.) Tom Sherwood NBC 4/WAMU 9,295 5.34
9.) Danella Sealock NBC 4/WPGC 9,127 1.51
10.) Eun Yang NBC 4 9,002 5.46

The next ten journalists plus rankings for local broadcast stations, after the jump…

11.) Russ Ptacek CBS 9 8,915 1.27
12.) Jacqui Jeras ABC 7 8,278 1.93
13.) Jim Handly NBC 4 8,104 5.66
14.) Chuck Bell NBC 4 7,442 7.93
15.) Topper Shutt CBS 9 7,229 8.23
16.) Jim Vance NBC 4 7,099 5.51
17.) Tom Kierein NBC 4 7,017 8.47
18.) Shawn Yancy Fox 5 5,985 3.6
19.) Surae Chinn CBS 9 5,868 1.84
20.) Doreen Gentzler NBC 4 5,819 6.4

 

Top 10 Local Television and Radio Stations

Outlet Followers MOM
1.) NBC 4 WRC 71,902 4.29
2.) WTOP 103.5 FM 54,366 5.11
3.) CBS 9 WUSA 53,882 2.18
4.) ABC 7 WJLA 49,335 5.64
5.) Fox 5 WTTG 35,733 11.4
6.) WAMU 88.5 FM 10,911 2.64
7.) WFED 1500 AM 9,849 2.28
8.) PBS 26 WETA 4,711 0.96
9.) Univision 14 WFDC 3,253 2.94
10.) NewsChannel 8** 2,656 7.7

The takeaways: 1) Britt McHenry, Shomari Stone, Tom Sherwood, and Eun Yang all moved up a ranking in the top ten, with McHenry and Stone seeing the most growth in followers since last month. 2) WTOP  has moved up to 2nd place in the station rankings, after leapfrogging over WUSA. 3) NBC 4 is still the most socially engaged of the local stations overall. They claim the #1 spot among broadcast stations and their staff accounts for11 of the top 20 local personalities on Twitter.

* Brit McHenry was just recently hired by ESPN.
**NewsChannel 8 is DC’s local cable channel.

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